Reproductive endocrine physiology

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Physiology of the male reproductive system Introduction The male reproductive physiology involves external structures (scrotum and penis) and internal structures (testis, epididymis, vas deferens, and prostate). These are well vascularized…

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Reproductive cycle

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Introduction Every healthy human female experiences reproductive cycles that organize their reproductive system for pregnancy. The reproductive cycles are under the dynamic influence of integrated action of hormones from hypothalamus,…

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Chapter 4 – Female Fertility

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Abstract Infertility is defined as the inability to conceive naturally after one year of regular unprotected intercourse. Most couples do not have absolute infertility but subfertility with a reduced chance…

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Chapter 32 – Gamete Donation

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Abstract Assisted conception techniques using donated gametes includes the use of donated sperm in donor insemination (DI) or in vitro fertilisation (IVF) with donor sperm (DIVF), egg donation or embryo…

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Chapter 31 – Donor Recruitment

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Abstract Sperm donation in the United Kingdom was first described as a treatment in 1945 in Mary Barton’s article in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) [1]. Before and since that…

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Chapter 30 – Female Fertility Preservation

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Abstract Fertility preservation, which is defined by the National Center for Biotechnology Information as ‘a method of providing future reproductive opportunities before a medical treatment with known risk of loss…

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Chapter 29 – Male Fertility Preservation

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Abstract It is generally agreed that sperm banking should be routinely offered prior to the administration of any anti-neoplastic treatment to post-pubertal males following a diagnosis of cancer. It may…

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Chapter 27 – Preimplantation Genetic Testing

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Abstract In 2017, the World Health Organization published new nomenclature for preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD). They renamed the procedure preimplantation genetic testing (PGT), with PGT-M for monogenic diseases and PGT-SR…

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